Now available in a new paperback edition, Richard Renaldi’s Touching Strangers is about the human desire to connect despite our differences.
“Most photographers capture life as it is, but in these strangers, Richard Renaldi shows us humanity as it could be—as most of us wish it would be—and as it was, at least for this one fleeting moment in time.”
“Richard Renaldi is a matchmaker for tense times . . . ”
—New York Times Lens Blog
“Renaldi's unusual photographic formula reveals the unlikely ways the body and the heart can influence each other.”
“The viewer can’t help fabricating a story about the subjects’ relationship. We weave narratives around them—who they are, the unlikely tenderness that might exist between strangers. These counterfactuals force us to confront the limits of what we know, from our own experiences, to make up common social interactions.”
—New York Times